Banijay’s NL Film rejigs senior team by hiring ‘Soof 3’ director Anne de Clercq

Anne de Clercq

Banijay Benelux has hired Soof 3 director Anne de Clercq to lead a new-look creative team at NL Film.

De Clercq becomes creative director and will manage NL Film’s creative team and portfolio, alongside her directing work.

She will work closely with Jochum ten Haaf, who has been promoted to head of development, along with creative producers Henriette Drost and Claire Zhou.

The team will oversee NL Film’s ‘Creative Room’, which will develop new stories and acquire IP to strengthen the business, producing films for large audiences as well as internationally driven drama series. NL’s slate includes Golden Hour for NPO, Modern Love for Amazon Prime Video and feature film Costa.

Dennis Cornelisse, head of production at NL Film, said: “Anne is one of the best in the business, she is multi-talented, inspiring and a highly in-demand creative. With her infectious enthusiasm and knowledge about the profession, along with her track record as a director, she will add great value to our company.”

De Clercq’s slate ranges from aforementioned feature Soof 3 to Snelle-Zonder Jas Naar Buiten, a documentary about Dutch rapper and singer Snelle.

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